Cool DuPage

Even though temperatures are on the rise, things in DuPage are getting a little cooler.

The county recently launched “Cool DuPage,” a campaign to help reduce energy consumption and improve air quality in DuPage County.

By doing their part in the Sierra Club’s national “Cool Counties” initiative, DuPage hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10% by 2020 and 20% by 2030.

This goal can be achieved if both households and businesses get involved in the energy saving process.

“This initiative is not only good for the environment but it is good for your wallet. Conserving energy in your home can be as easy as washing laundry in cold water, turning off non essential lights, purchasing energy star appliances, house holds could see an average annual savings of 180 per year, with just 10% reduction in your energy consumption,” said Tony Michelassi, DuPage Environmental Committee Chairman.

And if businesses with a 500,000 square foot building reduce their energy consumption by 10%, they could save up to $120,000 a year.

For tips on how to make your home or business a little “cooler” visit the county’s website at dupageco.org/cooldupage.

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